Denver International Airport Celebrates Craft Beer
I love the airport. I love the romanticism behind reuniting with loved ones, the anticipation of traveling somewhere exotic, the ebb and flow of humans moving toward a different destination.
But if there’s one airport ritual that is almost universally appreciated above all others, it’d have to be that pre-flight pour of craft beer to help calm the nerves. Well, Denver International Airport is about to make that pre-flight drink a little more craft-forward.
Starting September, 19th through October 4th DIA will host a temporary Beer Garden in the middle of Jeppesen Terminal to coincide with Denver Beer Fest, the Great American Beer Festival and the internationally celebrated Oktoberfest.
For $10 visitors to the Beer Garden will be treated to commemorative glass, a bag of pretzels from Southwest airline, and 10 two ounce samples from the following breweries:
· Avery Brewing Company
· Breckenridge Brewery
· Bristol Brewing Company
· Dry Dock Brewing Company
· Great Divide Brewing Company
· Left Hand Brewing Company
· New Belgium Brewing Company
· Odell Brewing Company
· Ska Brewing Company
· Pug Ryan’s Brewery Company
· Telluride Brewing Company
The interactive beer-centic campaign under the name “Beer Flights” also includes live music, brew-trivia, local art, a photo contest, and talks from Colorado brew masters. DIA visitors can also check out Colorado on Tap: The State of Brew Culture, an art exhibit on the pre-security bridge walkway to A Gates that features educational information about the craft beer culture and its impact in the creative industry in Colorado.
While it can sometimes be a bit stressful planning to arrive at the airport early enough to ensure a spot on your flight, these next few weeks enjoy your promptness by taking in some of Colorado’s finest craft beer offerings.